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Jump to new posts DiaB Maccaferri Gypsy Guitar Sampler SFZ free! by musicmountain7 @ 5 minutes 56 seconds ago

Merry Christmas! Click Here to download the Free "DiaB Sweet Chorus" Gypsy Guitar library for Sforzando! Stay Tuned!
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Jump to new posts Estilos no encontrados de la carpeta Soloist by cocoliso @ 55 minutes 3 seconds ago

Hola: Acabo de comprobar que muchos de los estilos que me aparecen como no encontrados (RT N/D) forman parte de la carpeta Soloist. Esta carpeta se instala por defecto en el Directorio C:, aunque yo tengo instalados todos los RealTracks y RealDrums en un Disco duro externo y la mayoría son leídos por BIAB correctamente desde esa ubicación. Mi pregunta es: ¿Qué puedo hacer para que BIAB localice correctamente la carpeta Soloist? He probado a copiarla al directorio de RealTracks de mi disc
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Jump to new posts how to end a style on beat 1 with a fadeout by bowlesj @ Today at 02:05 AM

Hi, I am trying to use BIAB live. I am wondering if there is a way to force a style to end on beat 1 of the last bar and just fade out that last note or chord over 2 bars or even just one bar such that the live players could embellish their own way off the last chord. So far I have only been able to mute at that point. Muting at exactly beat 2 might be okay since the musicians could hide it. If it can't be done then I think this kind of feature (or research for improvements) would have value.
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Jump to new posts March Styles by lambada @ Yesterday at 09:09 PM

Hi Has anyone come across a Marching type style? I wrote some lyrics that need to be in a March. I put it on the wish list, but didn't notice anything.
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Jump to new posts Elvira Madagin om you tube by furry @ Yesterday at 05:17 PM

Decided to post this on you tube as well as sound cloud. Hope you all enjoy my interpretation of this fabulous piece of music ? I really enjoyed building up the backing for this as much as I did playing it. Elvira Madagin
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Jump to new posts Mozart....Elvira Madigan by furry @ Yesterday at 02:15 PM

Wee change of genre for me Style is _POPPNOS.STY (Pop Piano 12/8 Ballad ) PianoCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded RealTracks in song: 1856:Cello, Background PopCountry Ev 085 RealTracks in song: Bass accoustic held simple RealTracks in song: 2820:Harp, Rhythm ClassicalSlow8ths Ev 085 RealTracks in song: 2773:Harp, Rhythm Celtic16ths Ev16 075 Other midi tracks from reason Elvira Madigan
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Jump to new posts PTAP not stopping at end of file when played by panworks @ Yesterday at 02:06 PM

just installed PTPA 2017. I notice that the program just keeps running after the end of a recording until I hit the stop button. I thought it always stopped when it reached the end of a file. Is this normal?
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Jump to new posts Christmas styles by Marionjh @ Yesterday at 10:40 AM

make some Christmas real tracks
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Jump to new posts ASIO no more ?? by fiddler2007 @ Yesterday at 10:40 AM

Q: i always worked with ASIO, latency as low as 64 samples & "best" quality, with my RME USB interface. With 506 all of a sudden there is a little distortion and only MME or WAS works OK .. What has changed? Windows Update is switched off in services, in fact i haven't changed anything me thinx ... F
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Jump to new posts rocky sky by F.M.M. @ Yesterday at 08:48 AM

hi guys started this in biab all midi except my guitar track then inported to sampltude x3 i like this software it has a steep learning curve really good software and intruments i have a lot to learn however its all good thanks for taking time to listen eric midi tracks Style is ZZBOSSA.STY (Bossa Nova Style) DrumsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded MelodyCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded Style MIDI Instruments are : Finger Electric Bass (3
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Jump to new posts Looking Back by Riccled @ Yesterday at 08:05 AM

Hi all. Here’s a new track using the British Pop Realtracks with me playing the pads,lead and solos using IKM Sonik Synth 2 And Refx Slayer 2 again,wow that plug in is in your face and your ear oles too lol. R.
Jump to new posts How to motivate piano students with 5 notes… by pghboemike @ Yesterday at 07:33 AM

supporting materials theory tuesdays
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Jump to new posts New Tweak: "Happy Dance" by DaveBrooksMusic @ 12/16/17 10:06 AM

Hi Ya'll: So, I added an octave to the horns and organ parts to add clarity to the notes. The horns sound like 3, instead of 2 adding to the overall vibe of the song. It still struts like a circus elephant walking down Broadway, but hey... =D Give a listen if you got time! All the best during this Christmas Season to you and yours! Dave
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Jump to new posts Tempo bei Style-Wechsel bebehalten by Heinz40 @ 12/16/17 07:31 AM

Hallo zusammen, seit der Version 2017 plage ich mich damit herum, dass beim Auswählen von Sytles die Tempo-Einstellung des aktuellen Songs vom Tempo des ausgewählten Styles überschrieben wird. Ist ja schon beim Vorhören lästig, dass nicht automatisch das Tempo des aktuellen Songs zur Anwendung kommt... Lässt sich "irgendwo" festlegen, dass die Tempo-Einstellung des aktuellen Songs allzeit gültig sein muss und in jeder Situation entsprechend zur Anwendung kommt? Danke im Vorau
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Jump to new posts Acoustic Guitar Lessons With Scott Grove by pghboemike @ 12/16/17 07:17 AM

the numbered lessons start at the point where you've just learned to tune your guitar and already know the names of your strings and notes.
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Jump to new posts Einbindung von Garritan Jazz & Big Band samples by saxharri @ 12/16/17 04:17 AM

Liebe Foristen, kann mir jemand dabei helfen, die Samples von Garritan Jazz und Bigband in Band in a Box einzubinden? Ich meine das wirklich so ganz banal, in welchen Programmunterpunkten von band in a box muss ich welche Befehle angeben? Vielen Dank für eure Mithilfe
Jump to new posts PreSonus and SampleTekk Pianos' - just an FYI by Larry Kehl @ 12/15/17 08:16 PM

Just a heads up and NO THIS NOT a complaint about PreSonus and they aren’t trying to scam you. I think they think they are offering you a convenience by trying to keep you in the “PreSonus family” (via plugin Presence XT) but you should understand “value” read on. If you are new to PreSonus because you jumped on the Sonar to Studio One 3 Pro “cheap” deal (I did “just because” I already had Notion 6 anyway) and especially if you ARE NOT familiar with SampleTekk, and you go
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Jump to new posts She Left Me Hurtin' by optimus @ 12/15/17 05:09 PM

This song was first worked up in BIAB in order to demo to my band. We then substituted live instruments for all the parts and recorded into SONAR.
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Hi all, With the release of Band-in-a-Box 2018 for Windows came some amazing new features and add-ons! Personally, I LOVE the improvements to the Notation window. Having support for 12/8, 6/8, and 9/8 time signatures as well as the ability to create a video of my song's notation ... yes please!! I also can't get enough of RealTrack Set 299: Rootsy Blues Guitar & Piano. I mean, who wouldn't want to have Colin Linden, Brent Mason, and Mike Rojas playing on your song?! Don't even get me sta
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Jump to new posts info by ZooD @ 12/15/17 06:59 AM

Hi, I'm thinking of buying a band in a box, but being a Mac owner, I understand that I will not have available Real band, well, I wanted to understand what are the functions of which, for the above reasons, I will not have . Thank you
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Jump to new posts TOP 8 EAR TRAINING QUESTIONS ANSWERED by pghboemike @ 12/15/17 06:35 AM

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Jump to new posts Adding the Major Third to Blues Scale by pghboemike @ 12/15/17 06:10 AM

Jump to new posts Writing a Christmas Anthem by pghboemike @ 12/15/17 05:43 AM

Jump to new posts How to Write Christmas Songs by pghboemike @ 12/15/17 05:31 AM

Theory Hacks for Christmas Songs playlist
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Jump to new posts Info by ZooD @ 12/15/17 02:37 AM

Salve, sto pensando di acquistare band in a box, ma essendo un possessore di Mac, mi pare di aver capto che non avrò a disposizione Real band, bene, volevo capire quali sono le funzioni di cui, per le suddette ragioni, non potrò disporre. Grazie
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PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Windows is a HIT!

Since the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, we've received some great feedback!

"Oh wow. [The Audio Chord Wizard] has got to be the coolest enhancement to 2018 Band-in-a-Box. This is so-o-o powerful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
"2018 is a great release in so many ways!"
"Nice work, as usual!!"
"Luvin' it so far!"
"And yet again you manage to come up with styles and instruments that we absolutely 'must have'!"
"Great to have the Oohs and Ahhs RealTracks!"
"The RealTracks are worth their weight in gold to me. They really are an amazing invention for music creators."
"Every one of these tracks is phenomenal!"
"You guys just keep blowing us away."
"This is an amazing product. I tip my hat and thank you immensely."
"Awesome job once again!"
"What an unexpected treat!"
"What a fantastic idea PG music! I love to know who specifically thought of this idea. What an unexpected treat!!"
"Video set number three with Oliver Gannon is phenomenal just by itself! I've been asking for additional instruction from him for sometime And here it is! Plus it looks like there's something for everyone. You really out did yourself on this one PG Music - way to go!"
"Just tonight popped together a quick video using one of the new video styles. Must say the whole process worked without a hitch so this really does look like a great new feature. And what a great teaching aid this could be!"
"Come on, whats not to like about this"
"The new Audio Chord Wizard is my favorite new feature!"
"This should be great for creating backing tracks for covers."
"I know what I'm getting for Christmas!"
"What a release!!!"
"The XTRA Styles are fantastic any future idle music-related minutes I may have had are now totally gone gonna find that perfect background rhythm on just about every one of my favorites!!!"
"Recent retirement and the 2018 version of BIAB is a perfect combination!!"
"it's educational utility and potential is awesome!!!"
"I must say, the new harmony options in particular have me champing at the bit!"
"Love the new Video RealTracks!"
"The mixer included into the StylePicker is a great addition."
"This will give my students a great overview of what's going on in an arrangement with the different instruments.!!!"
"A musician must have."
"Lovin' the new RealTracks!!!"

Upgrade your Band-in-a-Box® to version 2018 during our special for great savings & Bonus PAKs!

Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video

Here's a video showing you the different ways you can use the Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks, new with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

Video link - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, now with Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks!

Plus, here are two audio demos, the full versions of two of the songs that appear in this video:

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Build 506 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest Build 506 at

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 205:
Added: "Export Song as Audio File..." menu item has been added to the Audio menu.
Added: BB2018 tutorials folder.
Added: New styles (STY files) for many of the new RealTracks in Sets 278-300 and MIDI SuperTracks sets 25-27.
Added: StylePicker User Categories updated for Xtra Styles PAK 4.
Updated: Styles database
Updated: Various improvements (including Db offset adjustments) to many of the new STY files and .SGU demos included with RealTracks Sets 278-300.
Fixed: "K3" did not work in the chord sheet for copying 3 bars (8 bars would be copied instead).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box always opens with a maximized window briefly before resizing to the user's saved size.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box will not open using the proper window size if the Mixer window was open while exiting.
Fixed: Deleting a region of chords would cause "Undo Delete Bars" to appear in the Edit menu, but do nothing unless chosen twice.
Fixed: Error "Input and output sample rates must match" might show when the devices do have matching sample rates.
Fixed: Flash messages were not being added to the flash message log.
Fixed: If Band-in-a-Box was in DAW Plugin mode while exiting, the window size was not restored the next time opening the program.
Fixed: Rendering .m4a or video files might fail and request that the user install QuickTime if using Windows 7. QuickTime should only be necessary for Windows Vista or XP.
Fixed: Some of the Oohs and Aahs (Vocal) RealTracks were not working correctly, and they have been greatly improved.
Fixed: Sometimes when deleting a note in the notation window, you will be asked "OK to delete chord".
Fixed: The "Show Flash Tips" setting did not have any effect when disabled.
Fixed: WashboardBluegrass drums.
Fixed: When exiting DAW Plugin mode, the window would not return to its previous size (it would become maximized).

Have Your Band-in-a-Box® Delivered In Time for Christmas!

The gift of music... some say this is the greatest gift of all! Imagine receiving the tools to help you create your own music for Christmas... like Band-in-a-Box!

If you are in the United States or Canada, order Band-in-a-Box before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 21st for Express delivery in time for Christmas.

If you are outside of North America, order before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 19th for Express delivery in time for Christmas.

With major savings and Bonus PAKs until December 31st, it's a great time to purchase Band-in-a-Box upgrades as a gift for someone you know... or for yourself!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial Video

Our latest video includes a Quick Start tutorial on the installation, locations, and use of the Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles PAKs in Version 2018 for Windows. Video: Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial

We have put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49)

User Blog - How To Record a Cover Song Using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand

Joanne Cooper's final blog post for 2017, How to record a cover song using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand is a must-read!

Joanne summarizes the steps she took to produce her cover of "Old Lang Syne" - her final result was posted to the User Showcase Forum: Listen to Auld Lang Syne

Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication:

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me":

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:

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